Saturday turned out to be a landmark day in the annals of Bedford High School varsity cross country.
- The girls’ team finished a historically successful season by capturing sixth place among the 23 teams that qualified for the MIAA Division 2 state championship.
- Senior Jonny Garraway, competing as a qualifying individual, took seventh place out of 190 runners in the boys’ Division 2 all-states.
The five-kilometer races took place in Devens, the former Army post that is a central destination for a statewide competition.
The BHS girls piled up some early points as three runners finished among the top 30. Senior Samantha Sheahan once again led the Bucs with a 21st place finish of 186 racers in 20 minutes, 21 seconds. Sophomore Addison Poulter was three places behind in 20:32. Junior Co-Captain Anna Massaro took 28th place in 20:47.
Also, junior Grace Niu finished 117th in 22:34, junior Vivian Liu was 120th in 22:50, senior co-captain Elena Protasowicki was 135th in 23:20, and junior Madeleine Ota was 147th in 23:35. The team’s sixth place finish far exceeded their 12th seeding coming into the race.